Fórsa’s North Dublin/North Leinster SNA branch has taken steps to make information more accessible to people experiencing domestic violence.
The branch has added a dedicated page about available services to the Fórsa website. You can access the page here, or through the main ‘education’ page on the union website here.
The proposal to make the information available was prompted by a number of approaches by individual members to workplace reps, seeking advice and assistance on domestic violence.
Branch representative Linda O’Sullivan explained: “Domestic violence incidences have increased during the pandemic and tend to rise through the Christmas period, so we’ve taken the opportunity to provide the information to anyone who needs it. Our reps and members can easily share the link through social media, a text message or email. We all have a role to play in making it easier for anyone in those circumstances to seek help.”
Linda added that a Fórsa SNA rep told her that making the information easily accessible will help people in difficulty. “She explained that she had once been in that situation herself, and has since helped two of our members get into women’s refuges in the last few months, so it’s definitely needed,” she said.
Information for anyone who may be experiencing domestic violence:
- Women’s Aid: 1800 341 900 National Freephone Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Stop Domestic Violence in Ireland: 0868697022 / email@example.com
- Aobihneas Domestic abuse support for women and children: (01)867 0701
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